The issue dominates debates, but for different reasons, from the far right making political capital to border guards pushing migrant boats back.
The Taliban is under pressure to prove itself as groups splinter off and the army moves in.
The burial of those killed in a Taliban attack is under way and a former ambassador to the US says Pakistan has been too apologetic about the Taliban.
The relatives of Farzana Iqbal who bludgeoned her to death in May outside a Pakistani court, causing a public outcry, have been sentenced to death.
Online abuse in Pakistan is triggering real-world violence against women owing to slow responses from Facebook and Twitter and poor law enforcement.
Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has called a joint session of Parliament, seeking to reaffirm that he is fully in control, after protests over the weekend.
Two more "honour killings" in Pakistan this week highlight the plight of young couples who marry without the consent of their families.
News analysis: US interest in the Afghanistan region is now waning, but various extremist factions will remain.
At least 27 people have been killed in an assault by Taliban militants on Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
Farzana Iqbal's murder sent shockwaves around the world. Now her sister says it should be Muhammed Iqbal behind bars, not her father and family.
A successful visit to Pakistan by new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi could unlock a cascade of beneficial consequences for both nations.
Nawaz Sharif has questioned why police allegedly stood by while a woman was stoned, adding that a "totally unacceptable" crime had to be dealt with.
Officials have accused militants of a deadly train blast. The explosion comes after security forces said they had killed 30 separatist militants.
Muslim extremists have been targeting "blasphemous" moderates in Pakistan, driving adherents away from the Sufi-influenced Islamic tradition.
The SA women's cricket team beat Ireland by eight wickets in the Qatar International Championship tri-series.
Pakistan says it would raise the issue of US drone strikes inside its territory at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
A US drone strike on the Pakistani Taliban leader threatens government efforts to start peace talks.
Pakistanis see the international acclaim of education activist Malala Yousafzai as a Western drama played out to heap more criticism on their country.
More that 300 people are feared dead in the lasted earthquake to hit southwest Pakistan.